When you hear mirrors you probably think of a reflection, but what you see isn’t exactly a reflection of yourself. When we are standing in front of a mirror, we see a light-print of everything facing the mirror’s area. Mirrors scatter light in a special way and cause specular reflection. The light particles which hit the mirror’s surface are called photons. When they hit its surface, they bounce off under the same angle and create the mirror image. This is why many smooth surfaces can reflect images as well, but mirrors are made of special materials, so they provide a clear and sharp image.

How Do Mirrors Work?